Star witness testifies in Mattapan murders re-trial

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December 3, 2012, 1:19 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - The prosecution's key witness in the Mattapan murders re-trial is taking the stand Monday.

Marcus Hurd is the only survivor of the shooting. As the alleged gunman faces his second trial, Hurd is changing his testimony.

This testimony is the most anticipated testimony in the re-trial of Dwayne Moore, the alleged shooter in the Mattapan massacre.

The shootings left four people dead, including a 2-year-old boy. Moore is facing four counts of first-degree murder and a charge of allegedly shooting Hurd, who is now confined to a wheelchair.

At Moore’s first trial, Hurd said he could not identify the shooter. But after the jury failed to reach a verdict, Hurd told police that he could now remember Moore was indeed his assailant.

On the stand, Hurd said he went to the apartment of one of the victims to buy marijuana and then he recalled how he was marched down the street without his clothes by a man with a sub-machine gun.

Tags: Boston, murder, John Moroney, Marcus Hurd, Mattapan murder, Dwayne Moore, retrial
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